Science in Action

Science in Action

New developments in science and science news from around the world, weekly from BBC World Service.

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  • Latest from Rosetta; Evolution of Human-Like Hands; Planetary Boundaries; Urban Pumas

    Thu, 22 Jan 15

    Duration:
    27 mins

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    26 days remaining

    Rosetta’s instruments send back new data from Comet 67P; Sophisticated dexterity of the human hand may have evolved earlier than we thought; How many planetary boundaries have we crossed?; Changes in hunting behaviour evident in pumas living near urban areas

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  • Approaching Pluto; Five Years Since the Haiti Earthquake; Disease Hurts African Maize; Rewilding Crops; Gold Rush in South American Rainforests

    Thu, 15 Jan 15

    Duration:
    27 mins

    Available:
    19 days remaining

    NASA's New Horizons probe gets set to examine Pluto after a 9 year trip; Five years since the devastating earthquake hit Haiti; Kenyan farmers and scientists struggle to battle crop disease; Will adding ancestral traits help improve our food?; Gold mines are causing deforestation in South America

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  • Antibiotic discovery; Fast-changing genes help malaria hide; Fossil fuel reserves; American Astronomical Society Meeting

    Thu, 8 Jan 15

    Duration:
    27 mins

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    A new antibiotic that can kill drug-resistant infections has been found; How malaria reshuffles its own genes to evade the immune system; If we want to limit global warming, which reserves can we tap and which do we leave alone?; Earth-like exoplanets and spinning stars

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  • Science in 2014

    Thu, 1 Jan 15

    Duration:
    27 mins

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    In this special New Year’s Day broadcast, Science in Action delves into its archives and looks ahead to new developments on some of the stories from previous years including: advances in aviation since Concorde; life in the Chernobyl exclusion zone; severed fingers and spines - world firsts in surgery; and has climate change changed since Kyoto?

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